Debian Multimedia :: Password Rejected When App Launched Via Gnome Menu

Jul 26, 2015

I use Debian Jessie with Gnome.

I have installed Timeshift. Administrative password is requested when I click Timeshift icon in Gnome menu. I enter the password (or paste it to be sure) but it always returns with "incorrect password, please try agian" message. I am sure that I type my password correctly.

I looked at the icon's properties. It runs "timeshift-launcher". I changed it as "gksudo timeshift" or "sudo timeshift" or "gksu timeshift", enabled "Launch in terminal", disabled, but nothing changed. Always same password request window appears and it rejects my password.

However when I run "sudo timeshift" or "gksudo timeshift" command in Terminal it accepts my password and runs.

When I run for example Synaptics via Gnome Menu, password request window is with black background and it accepts my password. However when I run Timeshift, password request window is with gray background and it rejects.

Root password was not defined in my system during installation and I am the only user. I run administrative commands via sudo without any problem.

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